Ceremonies

Ceremonies

Category: Ceremonies,

The Mass is at the heart of the Catholic Church. It conveys the depth of Catholic theology, especially in the Eucharist, which is at its center. Rich in symbolism, the Mass provides a deeply sacred moment for those who participate in it, and even sometimes for those who merely observe it.

The four major parts of the Order of Mass are the:

  • Introductory Rites
  • Liturgy of the Word
  • Liturgy of the Eucharist
  • Concluding Rites.

Introductory Rites, Liturgy of the Word, Liturgy of the Eucharist, and Concluding Rites.

Another way of dividing a Mass is into its "ordinary" parts—those texts which, with some variations, are part of the Mass on a daily basis—and its "proper" parts—the texts of prayers and selection of Scripture readings proper to the specific feast, feria or other occasion being observed.

The Order of Mass

  • Entrance
  • Greeting
  • Penitential Act
  • Glory to God
  • Collect